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Boccagni, Paolo

What does the experience of forced migrants reveal for the study and experience of home at large? How can a “homing” lens enrich phenomenological research on home beyond migration and...

Kampen, Thomas

How does the Covid-19 crisis impact the meaning of labor market inclusion of people with occupational disabilities?

Martínez-Ariño, Julia

How do apostates in contemporary Spain and Argentina narrate their experiences of formally leaving the Catholic Church? Which cultural and political meanings do they attach to the apostasy proces...

Rath, Jan

How does cultural consumption impact middle-class lifestyles and identities, and — in more general terms — how does this affect the sense of place and the right to the city?

Malešević, Siniša

This project aims to answer the question: Why do humans fight? The focus is on the micro-sociology of violent action with the spotlight on the processes that make fighting and killing possible. ...

De Haas, Hein

What are the key research insights on patterns, causes and consequences of international migration for societies of origin and destination, and what questions and dilemmas for public debate does ...

Kasinitz, Philip

I am examining the roles that popular culture plays in debates about racial and ethnic diversity in three cities: Amsterdam, Berlin and New York. The research will consist of three distinct but i...

Handmaker, Jeff

How can civic actors mobilize law to ensure human rights accountability across different issues and political contexts? Why are human rights advocates able to secure a remedy in some cases and ar...

Berg, Marguerite van den

How do workers navigate insecurity and vulnerability in labour markets and what can we learn about this navigation by looking at the practice of dressing for work?

De Keere, Kobe

How do large corporate firms understand and deal with public and moral responsibility when hiring new employees?

Yang, Myungji

Why do some citizens vehemently resist pro-democratic changes? What fuels right-wing mobilization? What are the discursive and mobilization strategies of the right to garner support?

Bisaillon, Laura

This is an institutional ethnographic analysis starting in the experiences that people with chronic illness and developmental or genetic difference have with “medical inadmissibility” in Cana...

Cantillon, Bea

How can ‘cold and warm solidarity’ be balanced in rich welfare states and what is the role of the EU herein ?

Wilthagen, Ton

The project has a twofold, interrelated focus. The first focus is to study how an integral, societal business case for an inclusive labour market, a ‘parallel labour market’, may be developed...

Dahl, Hanne Marlene

Currently, we witness a changing landscape of elderly care with neo-liberalism, new forms of governance, transformed gender relations and migration. Existing theorization cannot grasp this caring...

Schneider, Mindi

Why is there food waste in a food insecure world? Who manages and governs food waste in national and global food systems? What are the social and ecological implications of food waste? What are t...

Trommel, Willem

Research Question There is a growing belief that welfare policy should be developed and organised on the local level, close to the manifestion of welfare issues. Very plausible. However, it is al...

Ruppert, Evelyn

Citizen Data Project Description In a time of alternative facts, what constitutes legitimate knowledge and expertise are major political sites of contention and struggle and require going beyond ...

Velthuis, Olav

Personalia Olav Velthuis, born in The Netherlands, in 1972. Ph.D. from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Fellow (1 Sept 2016 – 30 Ju...